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  • No. 8: Recycler gets second chance

    Francis Recycling, located on Daniel Drive just off U.S. 127 Bypass, received a reprieve in October from the county's Board of Zoning Adjustments (BOZA), as members voted unanimously to allow owner Victor Francis to keep a conditional use permit. The board said it would review the permit in six months, but could do it sooner if the business is cited for violating the conditions of its permit.

  • No. 9: Anderson sheriff retires

       Although no one knew it at the time, the three little blessings Troy and Benita Young received in 1986 turned into one big blessing for all of Anderson County.

       Troy Young, then an officer with the Lawrenceburg Police Department who would arguably become the most accomplished sheriff in Anderson County history, had all but packed his bags for a job with the Jefferson County Police.

  • No. 10: Milam named sheriff

       It's a job Joe Milam says he's been preparing for his entire career.

       At the end of August, he got the chance to put all of that preparation into action.

       Chief Deputy Joe Milam was tapped to replace retiring Anderson County Sheriff Troy Young, who stepped down Sept. 1.

       The announcement, which was largely expected, was made by Judge-Executive Orbrey Gritton during a meeting of the Anderson County Fiscal Court.

  • SANTA AT FISCAL COURT

    Sheriff Joe Milam shakes hands with Santa (County Clerk Jason Denny), who burst into last Thursday's fiscal court meeting and handed out candy canes for all.
     

  • ‘SANTA’ DENNY VISITS ANDERSON SENIOR CENTER
  • Courthouse security beefed up

    A new year will mean major changes at the Anderson County Courthouse.

    Starting Jan. 5, the courthouse will have only one public entrance and those who come in will be subjected to screening by courthouse security personnel and have to walk through a metal detector.

  • Tourism commission making progress toward hiring director

    It might not be at a breakneck pace, but progress is being made by the joint tourism commission created one year ago by city and county government.

       Gabe Uebel, who chairs the still-fledgling group, said it is inching ever closer to hiring a full-time director, a position authorized when the commission was created by the Anderson County Fiscal Court and Lawrenceburg City Council.

  • Help sought for deceased girl’s family

    Donations are being sought to help a family whose 14-year-old daughter died suddenly Tuesday, Dec. 20.

       Gabrielle “Gabby” Elize Saylor, whose family had recently moved into the Alton area, passed away at her family’s home.

       A Go Fund Me page has been established by Exit Crutcher Realty at gofundme/gabrielle-elize-saylor-funeral-fund, the local real estate office announced Thursday afternoon.

       Services were Dec. 23 at Anderson Christian.

  • Fiscal court notebook

    Taxes rolling in

       Sheriff Joe Milam delivered a short report during last Thursday’s meeting of the Anderson County Fiscal Court, saying that property taxes are roughly 90 percent collected for bills mailed out in October.

       He said a minor computer glitch retained about $12,000 that should have gone to the Anderson County Fire District, but that had been fixed and money sent.

     

    Fiscal court on Santa’s good list

  • Magistrates look to boost county’s housing starts

      Hoping to kick-start new home construction, the Anderson County Fiscal Court voted last Thursday to modify a rule that dictates when the county takes over new roads built in subdivisions.

       The fiscal court voted unanimously to lower from 90 to 60 the percentage a subdivision must be filled before it allows the developer to reduce a bond set in place to ensure the road remains in good condition.